Literary Semiotics

Semiotic literary criticism¡Balso called literary semiotics¡Bis the approach to literary criticism informed by the theory of signs or semiotics. Semiotics¡Btied closely to the structuralism pioneered by Ferdinand de Saussure¡Bwas extremely influential in the development of literary theory out of the formalist approaches of the early twentieth century.
The early forms of literary semiotics grew out of formalist approaches to literature¡Bespecially
Russian formalism¡Band structuralist linguistics¡Bespecially the Prague school. Notable early semiotic authors included Vladimir Propp¡BAlgirdas Julius Greimas¡Band Viktor Shklovsky.